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RunningFree27 06-11-2010 10:40 AM

What's the best type of grazing grass?
I'm probably not going to get a horse on my property due to the home owners association :cry: but just out of curiosity, if i did get a horse, they can't eat St. Augistine grass, right? Which kind of grass would i have to put in for the best grazing? Thanks!

PaintHorseMares 06-11-2010 10:48 AM

What part of the country are you in? (I'm assuming South, perhaps TX, since you mentioned St. Augustine).

RunningFree27 06-11-2010 10:55 AM

Florida-- also, can horses eat dollar weed?

PaintHorseMares 06-11-2010 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by RunningFree27 (Post 657581)
Florida-- also, can horses eat dollar weed?

In Florida, I believe one of the Bermuda grass varieties is most commonly used for grazing.
As for dollar weed, I don't see it on the harmful plant list, but I don't know if they'll eat it.

RunningFree27 06-11-2010 11:21 AM

Ok, thanks so much!

PaintHorseMares 06-11-2010 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by RunningFree27 (Post 657600)
Ok, thanks so much!

Check out this link, too. It appears to have good info on Florida grasses for horse grazing.

Horse Pasture Management*-*Hancock Farm and Seed Company

justsambam08 06-11-2010 12:41 PM

If you head out to your local TSC, they have a mix in their yard/gardening section called "horse grass" or something like that. I have no idea what kind of mix it is, but we use it in our front pastures and front lawn, so the horses can be hand grazed.

kitten_Val 06-11-2010 02:14 PM

I'd think Bermuda - I believe that's what is in southern states. We have orchard, timothy, clover, rye, kentucky blue here, but FL is much warmer.

draftrider 06-12-2010 04:08 AM

Our pasture is mostly native prairie grasses. I know there is some clover, some alfalfa, but for the most part its buffalo grass.

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